By contactus@westendpediatrics.org
March 10, 2014
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News: Measles Advisory

 

 

If you develop the symptoms described below...

Please call our office(s) immediately. You can reach us by the following contact points:

Uptown: 212-769-3070

Downtown: 212-353-0072 

 

There are 16 confirmed cases of Measles in New York City. Health officials are advising the public of the potential risk of exposure.

 

  • The number of confirmed measles cases has increased from 6 to 16 since February 5, 2014 with ongoing transmission.
  • The majority of recent cases reside in Northern Manhattan.
  • Two cases were in Bronx residents.
  • Four cases have been hospitalized.
  • Cases include 9 children and 7 adults.
  • Among the children, 4 were aged <1 year and, therefore, too young to have been vaccinated; three were aged 13 months to 15 months and two were unvaccinated due to parental refusal.
  • The 7 adults ranged in age from 22 years to 63 years. Among the adults, 5 thought that they had been vaccinated, but did not have their vaccination records for documentation, and 2 cases had previously received 2 doses of MMR vaccine. 

 

Background on Measles

Measles is a highly infectious and potentially serious disease that is easily transmitted through the air. Symptoms include high fever, cough and runny nose, followed by a rash. The rash often starts on the face before spreading to the rest of the body.

 

If you develop the symptoms described above...

Please call our office(s) immediately. You can reach us by the following contact points:

Uptown: 212-769-3070

Downtown: 212-353-0072

 

For a CBS 2 News segment by Dr. Thebner on Measles please click: Here

For additional information regarding outbreak please click: Here

For additional information regarding Measle please click: Here

 

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